Civil Society: The Underpinnings of American Democracy
Brian O'ConnellPaper: $17.95
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|Paper Publication Date:||03/01/1999|
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The book rescues the concept of ‘civil society’ from its many fragmented and distorted interpretations and provides a definition that is comprehensive, theoretically grounded and practical . . . [O’Connell] is a practioner who has made civil society his life’s work . . . He is one of the most profound thinkers in this field, as well as a prolific and graceful writer.
--The New Public Innovator
BRIAN O'CONNELL is Professor of Public Service at the Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University and a Fellow and Trustee of the National Academy of Public Administration. Founding president and former active head of INDEPENDENT SECTOR, the US umbrella group for voluntary action and philanthropy, he also served as Chairman of the Organizing Committee and first Chairman of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. His 13 books include Powered by Coalition (1997), People Power (1994), Volunteers in Action (1989), Philanthropy in Action (1986), and America's Voluntary Spirit (1983).